Saher Hamdan is just finishing up her junior year at Lakewood High School. Saher is a very involved athlete at Lakewood. Saher is a very outgoing and friendly person. She always has a smile on her face and is always joking around. Saher plays three different varsity sports, two that are actually in the same season which is very rare. Saher is apart of the Lakewood Girls’ Basketball team, the Girl’s Rugby team and the Girls’ Softball team. The basketball team was very successful this season, they won the District Championship against Medina. The softball team also had a very successful season winning the Sectional Championship. I asked Saher questions about which sport is her favorite and got her perspective on the sport.
Q: What sport is your favorite to play?
A: Basketball is by far my favorite sport to play.
Q: How long have you been playing?
A: I started playing organized basketball in the 7th grade at Mayer Middle School in Fairview.
Q: What is it about basketball that you like?
A: I love the feeling I get when I’m on the court.
Q: Is there anyone that inspires you that plays basketball?
A: My coaches and teammates inspire me to be the best player I can be.
Q: Do you plan to continue basketball in college?
A: I would love to but the odds are slim. Sadly I’m just really short.
Q: Would you ever make a career of basketball?
A: I wouldn’t make a career out of it but I do play rugby and I hope to make a career out of that or at least continue playing after high school.
Q: Do you have a favorite memory playing basketball?
A: We were playing Magnificat and I just felt like a totally different player more confident and a lot more aggressive. I dropped 16 points that game and it was awesome.
Q: What about this season is different or special to you?
A: Our seniors leaving us, we are going to have to step it up a lot to fill their shoes.
Q: How did you start playing this sport?
A: I have been playing all of my life. Ever since I could dribble the ball. I started out just playing in my backyard with my brothers and cousins until 7th grade.